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1366 Technologies Develops Process to Cut the Cost of Solar Cell Manufacturing in Half

1366 Technologies today announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has offered a conditional commitment to the company for a $150 million loan guarantee.


Department of Energy Offers $2 Billion for Concentrating Solar Power Plants

US Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of conditional commitments to provide loan guarantees to support two concentrating solar power (CSP) projects - the Mojave Solar Project (MSP) in San Bernardino County, California, and the Genesis Solar Project, located on land managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Riverside County, California.


Toys "R" Us Announces Plans to Install North America's Largest Rooftop Solar Power System at Distribution Center in New Jersey

Toys"R"Us recently announced plans to add the largest rooftop solar power installation in North America to its distribution center in Flanders, NJ.


Ford and DTE Energy Soak up the Rays with One of Michigan's Largest Solar Power Projects

The primary part of one of Michigan's largest solar power generation systems at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant is now up and running, delivering renewable energy to help power the production of fuel-efficient small cars.


First Solar and China Guangdong Nuclear to Develop Ordos Solar Project

First Solar and China Guangdong Nuclear Solar Energy Development today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of Phase 1 of the previously announced solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.


Boeing to Mass-Produce Industry's Most Efficient Solar Cell

The Boeing Company announced that Spectrolab, a wholly owned subsidiary, has started mass production of its newest terrestrial solar cell with an average conversion efficiency of almost 40 percent.


Scientists Produce Transparent, Light-Harvesting Material

Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.


Suntech Begins Manufacturing in the United States

Suntech Power Holdings, the world's largest producer of solar panels, today opened its first US manufacturing plant in Goodyear, Arizona.



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